Written in the context of the cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, which enters into force on 11 July, an EURL ECVAM technical report describes recent progress made in the development, validation and regulatory acceptance of alternative (non-animal) toxicological test methods. For areas such as local toxicity, “good progress” has been made in the validation and regulatory acceptance of alternative tests. For more complex endpoints (such as chronic systemic toxicity, carcinogenicity and reproductive toxicity), the current focus is still on the research and development of suitable methods, with an emphasis on integrating a variety of tests based on mechanistic understanding.
Zuang V et al. (2013). EURL ECVAM progress report on the development, validation and regulatory acceptance of alternative methods (2010-2013) prepared in the framework of Directive 76/768/EEC and Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products. European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing. EUR 25981 EN. April 2013.
The above item was taken from the July 2013 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here for more details).
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